Sunday’s Ohio State-Wisconsin basketball game offers the perfect backdrop for Jim Tressel and his
football staff to host another group of recruits. Among those expected to be in attendance is Upper Arlington junior WR Frank
The Buckeyes have a huge basketball game on Sunday as the Wisconsin
Badgers invade the Schottenstein Center. With a win the Bucks will
secure the Big Ten regular season championship outright as well as
avenge a loss to the Badgers in Madison.
The Schott should be rocking so it is no surprise Jim Tressel and his
football staff will use the occasion
to host another group of recruits.
Among those expected to be in attendance is wide receiver Frank
Epitropoulos (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington).
The 6-foot-3 and 195-pound Epitropoulos has been a starter at wide
receiver for the Golden Bears since his sophomore season. He played
wide receiver and free safety during his junior season.
Epitropoulos caught 29 passes for 500 yards last season. He had five
touchdowns and scored twice on defense.
“West Virginia says I’ll play free safety, but most of the others say
wide receiver,” Epitropoulos said. “If I had to pick it would be wide
receiver, but I don’t really have a preference.”
Epitropoulos has scholarship
offers from West Virginia, Toledo, Kent State and Miami of Ohio.
Michigan State might be the next addition to the list.
“They haven’t offered yet,” Epitropoulos said. “Coach (Mike) Tressel sent me an e-mail saying
he passed my film to the wide receivers coach, the defensive backs coach
and the offensive coordinator. They are going to run it through coach
Epitropoulos plans to visit the Spartans and Buckeyes the next two
“I’m going to Ohio State’s junior day March 6,” Epitropoulos said.
“Then I think I’ll visit Michigan State March 12, but I don’t think
it’s an official junior day.”
Epitropoulos’ father John was a linebacker for the Buckeyes and his
uncle Ernie an offensive lineman.
Bill Kurelic’s Comment: Epitropoulos is being recruited
by OSU assistant Luke Fickell. An interesting number posted my
Epitropoulos is a 40.5-inch vertical jump.